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Watch Richard Thompson, The Milk Carton Kids And More Live From AmericanaFest

Sponsored by the Americana Music Association, the 19th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference features a broad range of music showcases from diverse musicians in alt-country, roots-rock, bluegrass, R&B, blues and folk as well as dozens of day time industry panels.

This year, NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe present the inaugural AmericanaFest Day Stage from The Local in Nashville. Performances will be broadcast on WMOT with video webcasts on NPR Music and World Cafe via VuHaus. Over 25 bands will appear over the five days, plus a live webcast of the Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony happened on Wednesday, Sept. 12, presented by NPR Music and World Cafe.

Friday, Sept. 14 features performances by Richard Thompson, The Milk Carton Kids, Tommy Emmanuel and New Reveille. Watch all the performances in the player above. The complete schedule (Central Time) is listed below.

Friday, Sept. 14

2:00 p.m. Richard Thompson

3:00 p.m. The Milk Carton Kids

4:00 p.m. Tommy Emmanuel

5:00 p.m. New Reveille

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Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia. Besides serving as executive producer of World Café, Warren also contributes to Paste magazine and writes for two blogs: Some Velvet Blog and WXPN's All About The Music Blog.